You might develop a canker sore after eating or drinking something acidic, or biting the inside of your mouth while chewing. Many people get these sores — the medical term is aphthous ulcers — at some point in life. And in most cases, these harmless lesions go away on their own within a week or… Continue reading Canker Sores: Symptoms and Diagnosis
Canker Sore Treatments and Home Remedies
Don’t be fooled by a canker sore’s small size. These lesions can be painful and irritating. The good news is that many sores are short-lived, going away on their own within one to two weeks. (1) A canker sore doesn’t usually require a visit to your doctor, and if a sore only causes minor pain,… Continue reading Canker Sore Treatments and Home Remedies
9 Frequently Asked Questions About Canker Sores
Canker sores are typically minor — albeit annoying — lesions that form in the mouth. They can affect anyone, and many people will have at least one in their lifetime. 1. What Is a Canker Sore? A canker sore, also known as an aphthous ulcer, is a small lesion — usually less than 1 millimeter,… Continue reading 9 Frequently Asked Questions About Canker Sores
Canker Sore Causes and Prevention
Even though most canker sores are harmless and go away on their own in about one to two weeks, these lesions can be painful and annoying. (1) Whether you’re dealing with your first canker sore or you have a history of repeated sores, preventing future problems starts with understanding why these lesions occur in the… Continue reading Canker Sore Causes and Prevention
Is It a Canker Sore or Something Else?
Canker sores are lesions that can develop on the the soft tissues in your mouth or at the base of your gums. Most canker sores are small, measuring less than 1 millimeter in diameter, and they usually appear white or yellowish in color with a red border. (2) These lesions are common. But don’t assume… Continue reading Is It a Canker Sore or Something Else?